Never Too Young to Celebrate YOU

August 29, 2008

There’s a party going on. The doors are open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. No age limit. No cover charge. No dress code.

All it takes to get in the door? Choice and action!

A party of One. A celebration of You, and all that makes you You. And the cool thing about celebrating at this party is…even if you don’t feel like celebrating…just start singing your praises, whether you’re feelin’ it or not. Fake it till you make it. You’ll be surprised how the magic in the music will get to you :-).

This is what I try to teach my kids. Love and honor yourself. Be OK with who God made you, keeping in mind you’re still learning and growing (I’m in school with my kids, you?).

The other night I was cleaning off the kitchen table where the kids do their homework. I’m telling you…I had to stop and chuckle to myself. Sometimes, it’s funny…always rewarding to see when your kids actually listen and follow some of your advice. Put your words into action…

Above is a pic of Daughter’s school binder, the main notebook for all of her subjects. Of course, being artsy-fartsy, she decorated it with markers, colored pencils, swirly strokes. But what got me was the WORDS she wrote…

See, Daughter hasn’t always been cool with her height. She is consistently the shortest student, not in her class, but the entire GRADE. Mistaken for 8 or 9…she’s actually 12. And sometimes, all my talk about she’s wonderfully made….God making her exactly the way she needs to be for who she is….a light and flexible dancer, the crown on any cheerleader pyramid, yada yada….sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t lol.

But just look at the celebration goin’ on on her binder *smile*:
“Go Short People!”
“Short People Rule the World!”
“Itti-Bitti Committee!”
“Being Myself!”

Ahhh! Is this the best or what! That’s right, you go baby girl! Looks like she’s doing just fine getting over rude comments by other kids, and strange, doubtful looks from insensitive grown-ups.

Her celebrations…her affirmations of who she is travels with her all day to every class. She told me other students often ask her, “why you always talking about being yourself?” What an awesome opportunity to invite other kids to join the fun!

Got me thinkin…where can I post my wonderfulness…mirror, monitor?…Where could you write a few cheers that celebrate who You are, all that You are? This is the REAL party that just won’t stop, unless we do. Ashe.Selah

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7 Responses to “Never Too Young to Celebrate YOU”

  1. simeon Says:

    the whole thing just tells me you are being the parent God wants you to be..
    the Lord will continue to be ur strenght..amen

  2. ashe.selah Says:

    …we’re just doin’ our best, Simeon…thanks for the kindness bro *smile*!

  3. Jaycee Says:

    Awwww…i loved this!

  4. Jaycee Says:

    I’m going to have a party for myself too! Pls everyone needs to celebrate who God created them to be.

  5. disgodkidd Says:

    am learning…

  6. Ananda Leeke Says:

    I just discovered your lovely blog. I will add your link to BAP Living, a social networking site for women of African descent who self-identify as Black American Princesses and educated Black women (EBW). Visit http://baplivingforbapsandebw.ning.com. Many blessings, Ananda

  7. ashe.selah Says:

    Thanks and welcome to ya, Ananda! I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Will def see you around…as I have already :)!


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